Throughout the year, the financial aid office receives announcements from the legal community with scholarship opportunities. Below is the list of the current announcements. For more information on the individual scholarships, feel free to contact the agency directly.
WLALA Public Interest Grant
The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles will fund one or two projects to be completed during the summer of 2014. The Foundation will make grants to law students for projects that make governmental and social service agencies more accessible and responsible to individuals or groups whose needs are not adequately met. The maximum amount for the grant is $5,000. For more information, please see the application.
Deadline: March 17, 2014
Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Iranian American Bar Association Scholarship
IABA grants one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school in the United States who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization. If you would like to apply for the IABA Scholarship, please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline: (1) a resume detailing your education and work and community experience; (2) official law school and college transcripts; (3) a brief statement articulating why you chose to attend law school, why you would like to become an attorney, and how you believe you will make a difference as an attorney on issues of concern and interest to the Iranian-American community; and (4) the application.
Deadline: March 31, 2014
2014 M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship
For more information, please see the application.
2014 Diversity in Law Scholarship
The national law firm Zelle Hofmann, are considering applications for their 2014 Diversity in Law Scholarship. The keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient's law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student's second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student's third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student's second year of law school. Depending upon the firm's current needs, the Scholarship recipient may be offered, but is under no obligation to accept, a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm's offices for the summer following the student's first year of law school. The specific location of the potential clerkship will be decided by the firm in consultation with the student and will be based upon both the student's interest and the firm's need. Finally, in order to help ensure the recipient's successful entry into the legal profession, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the student's remaining law school career. For more information, please see the application.
Deadline: April 1, 2014
FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship Application Information
During its FY 2014, the FCBA Foundation will award scholarships to law students in their second and third years of study who are attending any accredited law school in the United States. Competitive awards will be based upon the financial need of the applicant, and may range from $2,500 to $10,000 annually.This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law. Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record. For more information, please see the application.
Deadline: April 1, 2014
2014 Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship
ALDF is now accepting applications for the 2014 Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships. They are open to members of active SALDF chapters who have shown an outstanding commitment to animal law and intend to work in the field after graduation. For more information, please see the application.
Deadline: April 18, 2014
Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 1, 2014 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 27, 2014 in Baltimore. For more information, please see the application.
Deadline: May 1, 2014
B. Davis Scholarship
All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.